Win two tickets to see Bandstand for free. I liked this show, about a 1940’s swing band made up of World War II veterans, for its thrilling choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler, who won his third Tony for it (after In The Heights and Hamilton); its catchy, beat-happy original score that pays homage to the big band era of Benny Goodman and Duke Ellington; and for its pitch-perfect cast, led by Corey Cott and Laura Osnes, many of whom play their own musical instruments, backed by a swinging 13-member band.
They announced earlier this week that the musical will close on September 17, 2017, having played 24 previews and 166 regular performances I think the show was underrated, and I am delighted to be able to offer a pair of tickets to it.
Update: Samantha Sheets, the 21st to reply and chose Spring Awakening, won the random drawing for the two tickets.
To enter the contest for the tickets, just answer this question:
What was the most underrated show you’ve ever seen on a New York stage?
How was it underrated…and why?
- Please put your answer in the comments at the bottom of this blog post, because I will choose the winner at random, using Random.org, based on the order of your reply, not its content.
- But you must answer the question, complete with explanation and description, or your entry will not be approved for submission.
- This contest ends Wednesday August 16, 2017 at midnight Eastern Time, and I will make the drawing no later than noon the next day. You must respond within 12 hours or I will pick another winner.’
Update: You must pick an underrated show. Please explain how it’s been underrated, not just why you liked it.
The winner will be given two tickets to a weeknight performance of their choosing, subject to availability.
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